How do you know the dog days of summer are here? That would be when the Left and Obama embark on another #Hashtag campaign, #IamAnImmigrant. Or to be more specific, June is dubbed national Immigrant Heritage month.
Our borders and laws are being ignored so the Left starts another ad campaign, recruiting celebs and people too start using the new hashtag.
The left and Obama have ridiculed Trump’s use of Twitter. But these artisans of social media in the administration make no bones about using social media to rally their political support — all the way to Egypt.
The last hashtag you’ll see them promote is #America. Not without a few adjectives at least. But in the case of immigrants, no adjectives are needed or wanted. No need to say illegal immigrant. No need to say legal immigrant because it is all the same, to them. There are no qualifiers to immigration in their minds.
According to the latest CBP figures, agents detained 27,754 unaccompanied minors from Central America in the first six months of the fiscal year, almost double last year’s total of 15,616 and just shy of the 2014 record of 28,579.
The numbers for immigrants traveling as families is even higher, with 32,117 apprehended — almost triple last year’s total of 13,913 and well above the 2014 “surge” figure of 19,830.
The immigration rush isn’t just at the southern border. According to the Department of Homeland Security, almost 500,000 immigrants who entered the U.S. legally last year overstayed their visa. Yet, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency removed fewer than 3,000 overstays, or less than 1 percent.
Nonprofit organization Welcome US gathered a star-studded group of Hollywood celebrities to kick off its “I Am an Immigrant” campaign in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month[also anti-Trump].
The group produced a video featuring 50 influential celebrity figures, including actresses Rosario Dawson, Kerry Washington, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Tracee Ellis Ross, and actors George Lopez, Guillermo Diaz, and Bobby Cannavale.
Incidentally, this is not to overshadow other officially endorsed hashtags like Obama’s WH promotion of #WearOrange. That one is for gun control. In my mind, a “wear orange” hashtag should support an indictment of Hillary. But for gun control or gun violence, they pick wearing orange as the designated color.
Then Hillary, on ABC, could not clearly say there is a second amendment. She said “IF there is one” it needs to be regulated. Gee, I wonder if “regulation” could be used on immigration, something clearly in need of legislative regulation, enforcement?